Monday, December 19, 2011

Local history book goes to press

Dear Local History Enthusiasts:

The final edition of "Prairie Grass To Mountain Pass" is on sale now!

The long awaited re-issuing of the local history book for the Pincher Creek area, "Prairie Grass To Mountain Pass", will be hitting the streets in mid July 2012.  Do not miss this great opportunity to guarantee your copies of these much coveted memoirs, the final edition of our local history chronicling the exciting frontier heritage of this unique corner of southwestern Alberta.

Featured in this close to 600 page, two column publication will be 100 community histories and 700 genealogies, many not included in previous efforts, from the early days of the Pincher Creek district.  Businesses, community groups, and families who had a pioneer connection with this area between its establishment in 1878 and 1910 are chronicled in this volume.  A second volume, still forthcoming, will highlight those agencies and people who arrived here between 1911 and the end of the Second World War in 1945.  Riveting archival research coupled with vivid writings and accompanied by local historical photos make this volume a must read for anyone interested in local history as well as for those families and people who have a frontier connection with this area.  This volume is divided into close to forty chapters representing the communities of Pincher Creek, Cowley, Lundbreck, Twin Butte and the rural localities now encompassed by the Municipal District of Pincher Creek.

Prairie Grass to Mountain Pass, originally published in 1974, has long been out of print.  This new limited edition will likely be the final printing of this important historical work.  This is a great chance to order multiple copies for you, members of your family and friends.  You can order your copies directly through the Kootenai Brown Pioneer village by dropping by our offices at 1037 Bev McLachlin Drive, via Canada Post at P.O. Box 1226, Pincher Creek, Alberta. T0K 1W0, or by email to  If you pay for your priceless book before February 1st, we can offer it at $90.00 per copy, packaging it with two other book discounts: "Pincher Creek's Ill-Fated Railway Industry" at $11.00 and "Where The Rivers Meet" at $10.  Postage and handling are extra.

There will be a gala event on July 11th, 2012 at the Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village when the book will be officially unveiled.  This would make a wonderful Christmas gift for members of your family.  Why not order your copies today?  It will be a historical keepsake for all those people interested in the heritage of this vibrant frontier settlement.  Additional history books are for sale at the Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village giftshop.

For further information, please give us a call at the Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village at (403) 627-3684.